I get the following error message when trying first aid on my disk. It is a Time Machine disk.
Storage system check exit code is 65.
Storage system verify or repair failed. : (-69716)
Is the disk failing or has Time Machine corrupted the disk?
What do I do now?
I had this recently on a drive. Didn’t document the exact steps I used to recover.
Here’s what I would do:
- Boot into recovery mode by holding ⌘ R while rebooting.
- Run Disk Utility
- Change the view to show all devices
- Try running First Aid on each of the items associated with the drive, Volume(s), Container(s), and Device
I think that last step was the secret sauce in my situation, as it failed on (maybe) the Volume, but running on the Device fixed it (or vice-versa).
Disk Utility ref at Apple
I’ve heard an encrypted drive might complicate things, but no need to borrow tomorrow’s troubles.